Adults that didn’t have a steady childhood can all testify that the lack of a stable home has affected their own homes. It’s because they don’t have a model to copy, they don’t know any better. Therefore, they stand a high chance of making the same mistakes as their parents did. At the same time, in other areas it has made them more adaptable to when things go wrong so in a sense they can balance it out but it takes a long time to realise. Do you try the best you can to juggle problems and keep the family on the straight and narrow? You should be because when the kids are growing up, their family stability is a big part of their psyche. It’s understandable that families go through hard times. Parents have to try and put on a brave face while they get their finances in order, and try to reassure the kids that all is fine. Meanwhile, we as parents know that it isn’t fine, but we will fix it. Sticking to the normality of life while working out the problems, is an aspiration you need to try and achieve.
A different holiday
Working 8-10 hours day after day to bring home the bacon takes its toll on you; mentally and physically. By that same appreciation, children don’t have easy either. They have 6-7 hours of school and then 1-2 hours of homework to get done. You all deserve a break. Many families save up for a summer or winter vacation. If times a rough and you can’t travel abroad, then do not allow this to stop you having some sort of holiday. Plan a week’s trip to a part of the country that is interesting and has a lot of activities you can all do. Domestic leisure establishments know they have to compete with the travel agencies so if you look around at the right time, you can get discounts and family packages. It may not be an ideal holiday, but you’re out of your city or town, away from the familiar four walls of your home and somewhere new. It costs a lot less than vacations but you keep the family spirits high.
For the tribe!
Families are like tribes, you’re all sharing a space, all living together. Financial troubles should be met head-on and as a family. If you need to, bring the family together and have a sit-down. Be honest and openly talk about the money woes you have but staying away from any topics that are too complex for children to understand. With the right tone and pep talk, everyone can cut back on things, make stuff last longer and try to find ways around the drawbacks you’re facing. If you need some inspiration and a chance to convey the issues, go over to Creditrepair.com and read their advice for a road to recovery. They’re rated 7.43/10 by top ten reviews and 8.5/10 with Trustpilot. The tribe should read their advice together, so the pros and cons of repairing credit can be understood. This way you give a valid reason to the kids why the family needs to make a few cutbacks.
A really strong family will take everyone’s opinion into consideration. Pull together while, maintaining your lifestyle and still having time for each other. Talk openly about fixing the credit concerns and everyone does a little bit to help.
*This is a collaborative post.